Bears probably won't have McKie on Sunday night

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Chicago cornerback Nate Vasher is out for the season and fullback Jason McKie is out for Sunday night's game against Minnesota. The Bears confirmed the former and all but cemented the latter with a pair of moves Saturday.

Vasher was placed on injured reserve after fracturing his right hand last week at St. Louis. The Bears had already ruled him out for Sunday's game and there has been every indication he would miss extended time. Corey Graham is expected to start opposite Charles Tillman the rest of the way, with Danieal Manning serving as the nickel back.

The Bears used Vasher's roster spot to promote fullback Jason Davis from the practice squad. At the very least, Davis will give the Bears a fallback if McKie's quadriceps injury -- suffered during practice last week -- prevents him from playing against the Vikings.